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Look who’s launching a store!!

Hello friends!

Just letting you in on some very exciting news, Hermit Homewares blog will be closing to make way for my new venture The Design Curator an online homewares, design and art store!

The Design Curator is all about leading a life less ordinary. We are building a space where art and design collide to create a unique shopping experience and are searching for the hottest new items on the market.

We are huge supporters of original ideas and concepts and are searching for the innovative thinkers, the creators of fresh new designs, to partner with. We only want the real deal!!

If you are a designer or creative who makes things for the ordinary everyday in an extraordinary way please contact  The Design Curator to discuss us promoting and selling your wares email:  info(at)designcurator.com.au

And don’t forget to stay social with us!! We can be found on the following SM channels… Facebook as TheDesignCurator and Instagram  –  Twitter  –  Pinterest  – as @designcuratorAU

 

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One Month of Makers on Instagram!

Hello lovely followers!

Just letting you know even though I am not back to blogging yet, I am taking part in this really great campaign by Interiors Editor and Stylist Vanessa Coyler Tay.

The campaign is called One Month of Makers and will run on Instagram across the month of August. The idea is to post an image daily of Australian creatives to show them some support, get them some more exposure and encourage those who are coming up with original ideas and kicking goals creatively.

So because I think this is such an awesome idea, and love supporting local talent, I will be sharing some of my creative crushes too! You can find me on Instagram under @hermithomewares so tune in for plenty of new creatives I haven’t yet featured on the blog and a couple old faves that are pumping out awesome new products.

If you would love to get involved too you can! Just post an image and the creators details on insta and hashtag #onemonthofmakers #supportyourmakers you can also use these hashtags to view all the images that everyone is posting as I think this campaign has gathered quite a following already! So pumped to share and also discover some new Aussie talent 🙂

Hope you can join in the fun!

Cheers

HH

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Ciao for Now

Hello all,

It makes me very sad to announce that I will be taking a break from the blog indefinitely. Unfortunately due to other work commitments and my young family, I am currently finding myself very time poor so I’m afraid, this blog is the one thing I can let go of at the moment.

I would like to say thank you so much to all of my followers for their dedication and lovely comments throughout my blogging years, you have been a blessing! I do love the blog so, so, so much and really love bringing all the beautiful design works to your computer daily so I hope that this is only a temporary glitch and that Hermit will return in the not so distant future.

So lets just say ciao for now and I hope to see you all again soon.

All the best

Hermit

xxx

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La Lune

Last night was a little bit fun, I went to see La Lune: Energy Producing Art at Long Reef!

It is a great free art initiative by Warringah council in conjunction with the Environmental Research Initiative for Art, College of Fine Arts, and University of New South Wales located along a beautiful seaside walk on Long Reef Headland in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The event is curated by Allan Giddy and features light sculptures by local and international artists in response the surrounding environment.

“La Lune further explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Allan Giddy.

It is a great event for the whole family, the trail walk is 2km so if you are bringing little ones pack the pram so you can easily traverse the full event. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm each night until May 18. We arrived at 5pm and getting to watch the full moon rise was pretty spectacular, I only wish I remembered to bring my SLR to capture it properly for you! So please excuse the iPhone pics…

 

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“La Lunefurther explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Mr Giddy. – See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/38521BA1918B11049DA62BF56E72400E80C28478?4105xxx1395659167#sthash.S0CQM4wR.dpuf
“La Lunefurther explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Mr Giddy. – See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/38521BA1918B11049DA62BF56E72400E80C28478?4105xxx1395659167#sthash.S0CQM4wR.dpuf
“La Lunefurther explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Mr Giddy. – See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/38521BA1918B11049DA62BF56E72400E80C28478?4105xxx1395659167#sthash.S0CQM4wR.dpuf

Biennale of Sydney 2014

Good morning!

Today I would love to share with you some of my pics from a recent trip to the Biennale of Sydney 2014. I admit, I really only saw a small fraction of the event featured at the MCA and Cockatoo Island, but it was enough to re-ignite my love of art and creativity! So many intriguing works and oh my gosh, how great was Cockatoo Island as a choice of venue? That place is truly spectacular all on its own! I found myself photographing my setting just as much as the artworks, it was so fun to get the old SLR out snapping again.

So please enjoy my mini tour as a teaser of this fabulous international art event. The Biennale of Sydney runs until the 9th June 2014, so go and check it out for yourself if you are in Sydney. I’m hoping to get back at some stage to take in the full spectrum of venues and works too!

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“You imagine what you desire” one of the numerous illuminated text on scaffolding works by Nathan Foley featured at various Biennale venues.

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The bright artworks by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie “Zobop” were a huge favourite of mine, so fun for all the viewers to interact with and become immersed in – Vinyl Tape and Varnish

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Then off the stunning Cockatoo Island!

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Airstream love! A cool little cafe set-up to relax and enjoy the surrounds at.

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…and meet some of the locals!

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“You create what you will” by Nathan Foley – illuminated text on scaffolding

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“Street, Play, Way” by Ulla Von Brandenburg – mixed-media installation with HD video

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“The Hollows” by Dwyer Mikala – Plastic and Air Sculpture Installation

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Lovers in front of “I am the River” video installation by Eva Koch

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“Spectra VI” by Ross Manning – a fun kinetic sculpture made from fluorescent lights, acrylic, wood, wire, rope and electrical cables

fluorescent lights, fans, acrylic, wood, wire, rope and electrical cables – See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/manning/#sthash.cTwXYgss.dpuf

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A detail shot of “Trophy” by Eva Rothschild – polystyrene, modroc, glass beads, paint and steel

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All images © Yasmin Gimellaro / Hermit Homewares

 

 

Take a Stand

Gah! I just love the designs created by Japanese company Futagami!

My absolute favourites pieces are the range of brass trivets and bottle openers that look more like weaponry or dramatic jewellery pieces then practical items. Of course this is probably why I am so drawn to them, sculptural little pieces with a purpose, a function. Handsome and handy, now we like that! They also have unisex appeal, tough enough for the guys and beautiful enough for the girls I’m pretty sure these are an all round crowd pleaser.

Available in Australia through Mr Kitly or Girl & Graaf with pricing ranging from $55 – $95.00

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